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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for the Pacific Media Centre as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A Vanuatu Daily Post newspaper reader has protested over Facebook addiction, describing it as ruining the lives of teenagers and youth...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister’s call to “crack down” on social media has created immediate controversy, with politicians and journalists...

By Gorethy Kenneth in Port Moresby Cabinet will review social media platforms in Papua New Guinea when it convenes on Thursday, says Prime Minister Peter...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has praised the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from a prison in...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Koori Mail, after awaiting permission from the Kapeen family, has announced with great sadness the sudden passing of Koori Mail...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A former editor of the PNG Post-Courier has condemned his old newspaper for an article “insulting the intelligence” of Papua New...

REVIEW: By Adrian Blackburn After something of a love/hate relationship with The New Zealand Herald since I joined as a cadet reporter in 1957, I...

COMMENT: By Dr Alexandra Wake No democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable information. It is the cornerstone for building fair and impartial...

By Bruce Lloyd in Guam Pacific Island Times Yap-based correspondent Joyce McClure won't be kicked off the island as "persona non grata" as demanded by...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The head of an Auckland-based Pacific media watchdog says New Zealand “takes media freedom for granted” and could learn a lot...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk New Zealand’s major media companies have agreed to follow a strict protocol when covering the trial of the Christchurch mosque accused terrorist. The...

ANALYSIS: By Dr Merja Myllylahti New Zealand’s largest newspaper, The NZ Herald, launched its digital subscriptions today for online content, making history at the...

COMMENTARY: By Guyon Espiner, RNZ Morning Report presenter After five years and 1000 shows I'm switching off the 4am alarm. This is my final week on...

By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Franz Albert Joku, a former leading West Papuan independence campaigner who changed sides and became an Indonesian government supporter,...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Students enrolled in journalism programmes around Australia are working on the first national student election broadcast for the 2019 election, underpinned by...

By RNZ Pacific A Nauru opposition MP has been jailed on an assault charge. Jaden Dogireiy has been given a sentence of 13 months, which means...

Al Jazeera's Listening Post analysis of the social media fallout after Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk After the Easter Sunday bombings, social...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An opposition party leader who believes there will soon be a change in government in Papua New Guinea has warned the...

By Michael Andrew Traditional chiefs are trying to expel a US journalist from the Federated States of Micronesia island of Yap. Last week the Pacific Island...

COMMENTARY: By Sylvester Gawi in Lae I grew up in the 1990s listening to NBC Radio - Radio Kundu - which was informative and always...

By RNZ Pacific Democracies across Asia and the Pacific are struggling to resist disinformation and protect press freedoms, according to a new report. Reporters Without Borders...

By Christia Marie Ramos in Manila Philippine journalist, editor and publisher Maria Ressa has been named among Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the...